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Jiří Dvořák | February 23, 2022

Grant opportunities for entrepreneurs and the public sector

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This year will indeed be very generous in the amount of subsidy support for entrepreneurs as well as the public sector, in the areas of energy savings, photovoltaics, hydrogen technologies, infrastructure, digitalization, innovation and other. Subsidies will be available under the National Recovery Plan, the Operational Programme Technology and Applications for Competitiveness, the Integrated Regional Operational Programme, the Modernisation Fund, the Operational Programme Transport, the Operational Programme Environment, the National Programme Environment and the Programme of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.

National Recovery Plan (NRP)

The first new calls of this year come from the National Recovery Plan programme, where a total of over CZK 170bn will be distributed. This programme aims to revive the economy after the pandemic and support investments in green and digital transformation, green transition, safe transport, decarbonisation, clean mobility, water, education, social services, science and preventive healthcare. Applications will be open to businesses and the public sector throughout the Czech Republic.

First calls:

  • Photovoltaic systems with/without accumulation 
  • Circular solutions in businesses 
  • Water savings in businesses 
  • Electromobility for the business/public sector

It is now possible to submit applications under the New Green Savings Programme – residential and family houses.

Operational Programme on Technologies and Applications for Competitiveness (OP TAK)

The programme document of the Operational Programme Technology and Applications for Competitiveness for the period 2021 to 2027 (OP TAK) was submitted to the European Commission for approval at the end of 2021 already. According to the latest information from the MoIT, the first calls will probably be announced this May. A total of CZK 81.5bn will be allocated to individual activities by the year 2027. The iam of the programme to increase the added value and productivity of SMEs in particular, and will also support innovative projects and projects facilitating the transition to a sustainable and digital economy. Applications for support in this programme will be open to companies from all over the Czech Republic outside the capital city of Prague.

First calls:

  • Promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Support for energy from RES
  • Digitalization of the business
  • Industry 4.0
  • Innovation
  • Application

National Programme Environment

This programme supports projects that contribute to environmental protection and there are a number of open calls for the public sector.

  • Drinking water sources
  • Water management in municipalities
  • Energy savings in public buildings

Grant Thornton Advisory applies a complex and systemic approach in the area of subsidy consulting. We will carry out a bespoke grant analysis that will compare your portfolio of potential projects to the current and the expected funding opportunities. We will then consult and monitor the options with you according to the set objectives and prepare the project so that the conditions of the subsidy programme are met – we will draw up an application for support including relevant annexes, prepare a cost-benefit analysis and an economic evaluation of the project, a budget and identification of eligible expenses, and ensure post-application administration during project implementation, including the selection procedure.

We focus on subsidy programs for the public sector as well as small and medium-sized businesses and large multinational corporations. We have extensive experience in subsidies in national and European programmes, as well as in support in the form of soft loans. In the European programmes, this is mainly the CEF – Connecting Europe Facility programme, where we have already had a number of successful projects. 
In case you are interested in subsidies or preparing and submitting project applications, we are at your service.